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got to the budget surplus. i did not vote for the war or the tax cuts for the rich. with the giveaways to the drug companies that blow a hole in the budget. we had the biggest budget surplus to the biggest budget deficit in 2008. >> so you believe the senate is doing their job? >> i think that they did the right thing in the budget control act. this includes revenue and going after these tax loopholes. the politicians who signed the pledge to the lobbyists grover norquist -- >> i will give you 60 seconds to respond. >> sitting around your kitchen tables you can't go three months without managing your finances. you can't go three weeks without managing the budget for your small business. but he and other career politicians have gone three years since they passed a budget. he talks about the budget control act. if you are watching this, think for a second. do you have the budget control act in your small business? this is washington speak. we manage our small business with the budget. but these politicians to think that they can live by different set of rules. after y
leading the fight to cut the payroll tax for many americans so that they can have dollars in their pockets to invest in the economy, for trade adjustment assistance because workers lose their jobs because of unfair competition, i led the fight to get them back on their feet. earlier in philadelphia i mentioned the dredging project. the deepening of the channels. i was a key player in getting the most recent funding for that. so, getting results is key for our economy and i have the honor to have served with the people of pennsylvania and earned their trust. i ask again for this opportunity to earn their trust and that i have heard your vote. >> that includes the debate. we would like to thank the candidates for taking part in this important program. thank you for watching. now we have these final words from are co-sponsors. thank you so much for being here. >> hello, my name is a live be a thorn. the league of women voters citizen education fund thinks the candidates for participating in this debate. we are grateful for their continued partnership and commitment to informi
the foundation for by a diesel. i extended the tax credits so ethanol could grow. are represented #one renewable energy producing district in north america. from a business standpoint, government does not create jobs. government has to get out of the ways of of entrepreneurs can have a chance for profit and it will invest their capital. that turns into jobs and that is prosperity. government needs to have a low, stable, predictable tax rate so the trillions of dollars that are stranded because of the decision will be invested in the decision. we have to lower our regulation burden on businesses. when i was in business, i counted 41 businesses regulated by trade and our number -- there are more now. no one would dare say they are in compliance with all federal regulations because eventually government would come in and shut them down. >> what year do you say the u.s. economy will be fully recovered? >> that's a hard thing to measure. we don't know who the -- who would win the election and if i did that i would be more bold in my prediction. if we win a majority, we will hold a majority in the hou
out of the prate sector if the bush tax cuts go away. 100 billion of government spending that would stop under the sequestration. do those numbers sound about right to you and is there a multiplier at work here? does it matter more if you take money away from the consumer in forms of evaporating tax cuts or the government spending? >> well i don't know that it matters more over the period of a couple of years but the immediate effect is that the tax increases will take effect. and people have to pay the tass and spending will go down. i don't know that sequestration will click in as quickly as people say. there will be a reduction in ending over the course of the year but i don't know that it will happen as qukly. there is a real danger the tax increase could throw us right into recession. melissa: right. you yank $200 billion out of the hand of the private ctor, what does that immediately do to gdp? at's what we're talking abt here today. we're talking abou the gdp number. this would be just taking a hammer to that. >> it would be 350 billion. good for about 2%. it would happen pre
they have to pay, we pay more to government than any other major country in the world. the corporate tax rate is down to 25% in europe. ours is 35%. canada brought the tax rate down to 15%. businesses go there to save money. what i will do is bring the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%. now, you might think -- [applause] >> same time, we'll have to get rid of loopholes and extensions and we need the revenue we need. but we need to bring the rates down and make ohio a more interesting place to invest. small business doesn't pay the corporate tax rate. it is 35%. i want to bring down the individual rate as well. thoseen -- i'll make proposals to congress on day one. things i do -- we will put america on track for a balanced budget. we can't keep spending more money -- [applause] >> what we talk about, these topics like big government policy -- they effect the lives of individual americans. this is about you and your life. say you are a senior -- i see a senior waving. i meant senior by age, not senior in high school. let's say you are a 65 year old or older. and when you -- when you get a
. said he's all about fighting for the middle class. says he cut taxes for everybody. and ask something from nobody, but the problem is we heard those promises before. keep in mind, governor romney lives a few miles south of here in the state of massachusetts. love massachusetts. [ cheers ] but during governor romney's campaign for governor down there, he promised the same thing he's promising now. said he'd fight for jobs and middle class families, but once he took office, he pushed through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefited 278 of the wealthiest families in the state and raised taxes and fees to middle class families to the tune of $750 million. does that sound familiar to you? when asked about this, he says these weren't taxes, these were fees, but keep in mind, there were higher fees to be a barber, higher fees to become a nurse. there were higher fees for gas. there were higher fees for milk. there were higher fees for blind people who needed to get a certificate that they were blind. he raised fees to get a birth certificate which would have been expensive for me. [ applause
with the increase taxes that we would see, do you reversed. as well as the deep defense cuts, which is something that would really impact the area dramatically. george mason and stephen fuller, one of the preeminent economists in our area said the defense cuts could cause a recession in virginia and almost double the unemployment numbers. bridget has been several -- rigid has been scary -- very successful in having a low unemployment rate. jobs is the number one priority. that is why we are very courageous that the numbers of supporters in for mitt romney this year. >> does your canada have to win the county to win virginia? guest: i don't know we have to, i expect we will. it was only a narrow margin that president obama won loudoun, the last time and it really was an aberration. virginia republicans have been winning loudoun county in 2009 when governor bob mcdonnell won this area, and then in 2010, of course our congressman frank wolfe, he is extremely popularhe is of course on the ticket this year. he always wins resoundingly. in 2011, we swept all of the state and local seats here in this y
to nothiprognosticati melber, neera tanden, kate ton dawson. let's start with the tax plan. if there is something i believe mitt romney is invested in doing, it is the tax plan. he claims it is revenue neutral. >> you have to claim certain things. this goes for both sides. there is this thing called business cycle. this is what we study. in a free market economy, recessions and recoveries, upswings and down swings are part and parcel of the world we live in. when you look at how budgets are proposed, off of the congressional budget office projection. they are not that realistic. in 2014, 2015, 2016, they are projected real gdp growth of 4.4%. sounds pretty good. how realistic is it? if you take a look at reality, what's happened since the beginning of the century? gdp has grown at 1.7% and we know we are in a pretty sluggish economy. there is a huge disconnect between what's proposed and what's going on outside this window? >> that's the big deal. the claim is, i'm going to go in and cut taxes. don't worry, cutting taxes is going to be stimulative. we are going to end up with way more jobs and ther
, the debt, the taxes, how we'll get revenues, versus costs and the second one, the regulatory wall, no one is talking about. the wall that is going to hit when ozone is pushed back, 201 3. when america has a chance, right now, to have it be the american century. the american century, gas and oil break through with fracking and everything, has a chance to change the world. and we have a chance to be the most competitive country in the world. with low cost energy, across all businesses, with a great chemical industry, coming back, but that all depends on how we handle regulation. and, this administration, more important to our future, steven chu, people who will be regulating the hell out of the... >> neil: that is the real problem for businesses, is that, the health care and everything else, just going to be regulated and it is going to put a crimp on everything. regulated to death and put a crimp on everything they do. >> that is the most important thing. we have a chance to turn america totally around. >> neil: what would happen if barack obama won, jack? >> there's a very -- i don't know
. they register under the tax code 501 c 4. the organizations that are primarily about educating people about issues or policy options and things like that but they're allowed to do some political activity. it can't be the main thing they're about. the decisions from 2010 that are so famous they can be more specific in the way they're involved. the things that define the elections are -- because they're mainly about enl indicating people have been able to do that without disclosing the sources of the money that they've gotten. so tense or hundreds of millions of dollars being spent without us knowing where it actually came from. host: let's go to our democrats line. caller: what i would like to say about this money, i feel like this money is basically it's generations of money which a lot of elderly white people have built up over time when the system was discriminatory. now they have come out and decided to buy an election. this money is not taxed or nothing. they need to start taxing this money at 90%. if the rich people don't want to pay more taxes, they want to take the tax money because
, that's a more efficient use of tax dollars. >> cenk: michael there is no such republican plan. the only plan that exists is to cut fema. there is no plan to add money to the local levels. >> i'm not here to defend that. or argue it. i'm here to tell you from -- yeah, i'm a republican and yes i'm a partisan. here's how it really works and what we really ought to be doing. >> cenk: michael one last thing. if you're a voter throughout and you're worried about these disasters and they seem to be happening at a quicker pace now and one guy seems to have handled things fairly well and says i'm going to continue to do that and another guy says i don't really even believe in fema at the federal. >> eliot: and i don't have a plan to make anything better at the state or local. >> eliot: so good luck to you. as a voter which guy would you go for? >> look, i don't think that romney's rhetoric really is that. he may think that we need more efficiently or spend their money and i think we should. i think to the extent we c
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have you seen their sell's tax. what do they do with all the money? they waste it. >> that's your governor. >> yeah, ours and both parties. look at fema. you know one reason that we keep fema, they make so much millions and billions get tossed in and those companies all have contracts and make a fortune and they need to keep fema. >> i hope that romney takes the tack that jack did. >> jack, how hard is it on mitt romney this day when chris is raving at how bam has been. >> well, chris christie, does not want romney to win. it's in his interest for obama to win. the individuals come is that this storm helps. i am not so sure about that. all of it was for romney prior to this. if you freeze it, romney had it. the waves were headed and i don't know when you freeze things this favors obama. i am not so sure. >> well, that's a spin, but i i don't think that's the case. i don't buy that he had that momentum. obama has had most of the swing states. that's going to be the key is that election is one week from today. obama's people are on the ground and going to be going door to door and g
everybody talks about. you know, the debt, the taxes, how are we going to handle revenues versus costs. the second one, the regulatory wall no one's talking about. the wall that's going to hit with ozone pushed back to 2013, when american has a chance the right now to have this be the american century, this gas and oil break through with fracking and everything has a chance to change the world and we have a chance to be the most competitive country in the world with low cost energy across all businesses, with a great chemical industry, coming back. but that all depends on how we handle regulation. and this administration, more important to our future, lisa jackson, hilda solis, steven chu, regulating-- >> and you say it's going to be regulated to death and put a crimp on everything we do. >> this is the most important election of my life. >> neil: of your entire life? >> my whole life. >> neil: even the lincoln one? >> i knew you were going there, go to my softer underbelly. but neil, we have a chance to turn america totally around. >> neil: what would happen if barack obama won, jack?
about the electric sportscar funded with your tax dollars. >> remember the video of if is kerr karma going up in flames? there are reports hurricane sandy sparked fires in about 16 of the hybrid cars. they say they burned to the ground in new jersey after getting submerged in water. the auto maker says it is investigating. if if is kerr had a $25 million loan guarantee by the obama administration. >>> they have done more to help immigrants than americans. that is a report that will be given by the center fof immigration studies. 2 out of 3 million jobs went to legal and illegal immigrants. >>> hurricane sandy wiping out entire towns along the jersey shore. this is a look at the boardwalk in atlantic city. look at the before and the after. after sandy hit and before. many people at a loss for words of what was done to their homes and now they must rebuild along the jersey shore. at least 50 feet of the historic boardwalk taken out initially. jennifer davis is live with a look at the damage done there. >> good morning to you. it very much feels like there's a state of emergency in new
-point plan. those at the top get to play by a different set of rules than you do. they get to pay lower tax rates. outsource jobs, they want to let wall street run wild, make reckless bets with other folks' money. that was the philosophy as ceo, as governor, and as president clinton said, he does have a lot of class, but he's not talking about change. all he's offering is a big rerun of the same policies that created so much hardship for so many americans. and you know, governor romney has been out here making a lot of last-minute promises lately. said he's all about fighting for the middle class. said he would cut taxes for everybody. and ask something from nobody, but the problem is we heard those promises before. keep in mind governor romney lives just a few miles south of here in the state of massachusetts. love massachusetts. but during governor romney's campaign for governor down there, he promised the same thing he's promising now. said he would fight for jobs and middle class families. but once he took office, he pushed through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefitted 278 of the wea
and george w. bush. >> if you raise taxes on the so-called rich, you're really raising taxes on the job creators. >> stop this war on job creators. >> they're the same republicans with the same plan. they win the rest of us lose. can we afford to make this mistake again. >> cenk: as we turn to heavy duty campaigning about president obama take our advice? you listen to him talking about these are the same old republicans. why would you make that mistake again. watch. >> obama: in the closing weeks of this campaign, governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years and he is offering them up as change! giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change! another $5 trillion tax cult that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> cenk: president obama's campaign team, you're welcome. all right now we're going to bring in michael shure our political correspondent. i understand that
, brought taxes down 19 times, made our state more business friendly, and a $3 billion budget gap became a $2 billion budget surplus. or a rainy day fund. accomplishing change is not something i just talk about it is something i have actually done. we need to have someone in the white house who cannot just talk about it but who can do it. paul ryan and i plan on putting in place real change from day one. across america, people have talked about our five-point plan. we will take full advantage of our energy resources: coal, oil, gas, nuclear renewables and review our regulations to make sure burning coal is done clean but not kill the industry like the epa has done. we will double the number of permits on federal lands and federal waters for drilling and oil and gas. day one we were take steps to get the pipeline from canada built. we will get north america on track to be energy independent in eight years. that means less cost to fill up the tank, less cost to heat your home. and if you are cutting steel and bending it, it take as lot of energy the manufacturing cares deeply about the cos
class. says he'd cut taxes for everybody. and ask something from nobody. but the problem is we've heard those promises before. >> mitt romney meantime has added an important endorsement here in the battleground state of iowa. the "des moines register" as of last night has chosen romney because they say this is all about the economy. keep in mind, they endorsed the president four years ago, then-senator four years ago. this marks the first time in 40 years that the newspaper has backed a republican in the presidential election here. just on friday, i spoke with carol hunter. she is the senior news director of the paper. she very much so agreed with me. iowa up for grabs. >> it's pretty much like ohio in that it's very much a toss-up state. all the polls are showing it pretty much dead even. there's a rasmussen report out that has them both at 48%. the rolling averages are all within the margin of error. it's just going to be close, close, close, right down to the wire. and how precious those six electoral votes are just shows how close the entire national campaign is. >> mitt romney spen
, we've also got to ask the wealthiest americans to go back to tax rates they paid when bill clinton was in office because, as long as i'm president, i will never turn medicare into a voucher to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. i will never allow the nation to be plunged into another battle over health care reform just so insurance companies can jump back into the driver's seat. and i will never allow politicians in washington to control health care choices that women should be making for themselves. so, wisconsin, we know what change is. we know what the future requires. we don't need a big government agenda or a small government agenda. we need a middle class agenda that rewards hard work and responsibility. we don't need a partisan agenda. we need a common sense agenda that says, when we educate a poor child, we'll a. be better off we need a vision that says we don't just look out for yourself. we look out for one another. we look out for future generations. and we meet those obligations by working together. that's the change we believe in. that's what this election's all.
. that means sell the winners, capital gains taxes may be going up. that's been cited by traders. but i think sharon is right, it is the dollar moving up. we are at a two-month high. when that happens you tend to get pressure on a lot of different sectors in the market. if you look on the downside what's leading the market to the downside, they are the two most dollar sensitive sectors in the market, material stocks and energy. that's because these are all commodity bases and they get impacted by the movie on the dollar here. if you look at what's most active at the exchange traded funds, i'd pay a lot of attention to volume in the big exchange traded funds. tracked about 100 of them at a time. these have the heaviest volume. look. silver, gold, gold stocks, as well as some other ones that are in the overall materials index. that tells me that this is a lot of this decline is dollar related. >> got it. bob pisani, thanks so much. >>> now over to the nasdaq, seema mody following the big movers there. >> quick look at a large cap tech stocks and how they are trading. apple in focus with the ipa
of the uncertainty. tax policy, if you talk to any tax expert, really what you need are not temporary tax cuts, because no investor, no businessperson makes decisions based on the next few months, but you need a permanency and certainty. >> we will have certainty no matter what, though, right? when we get through the election, hopefully we have an answer to the fiscal cliff no matter what happens. >> i've actually full confidence if mitt romney gets elected and what i can't understand is anybody who thinks that the president, who said no to bowles-simpson, did nothing vis-a-vis the fiscal cliff, asked for a clean bill attached to the debt ceiling, how anybody thinks he can show some leadership and get that done when he's had four years to do it, i don't understand the logic. >> and he was the man that actually authorized and pushes bowles-simpson and then did nothing with it. >> you don't see romney embracing bowles-simpson at the moment either? >> i don't think he's embracing that but i think something similar to bowles-simpson. >> we'll talk more about this. julian and emil will be with us f
. so what they will try to do is dump losers to get that tax write-offs which adds to the pressure on the opening tomorrow as getting teeseven skittish opening. so watch out. it could sort itself out by next week, tomorrow we are expecting volatility. lou: thank you. >> short. lou: we will cover the political impact can't take that up. the economic impact of all this with the "a-team". next. there may be just as after all for the family of border patrol agent bryan terry murdered by mexican drug cartel members using guns supplied in operation fast and furious. president obama has a fill-in on the campaign trail, his chief campaigner in substitution, well, guess it is? well, it all depends on what the meeting of is is. joining us with his reaction, best-selling author ann klein. also the latest on benghazi. with the election now week away, we take the question of whether hurricane sandy will affect the voting with the outcome with the "a-team." ♪ everyone in the nicu, all the nurses wanted to watch him when he was there 118 days. everything that you thought was important to you ch
in 2016. i think it would be more and worse than that. the president's plan is to raise taxings. that's how he will conduct economic policy. you raise taxes on a weak economy and you weaken the economy even more and therefore you produce less revenue. >> gretchen: that is just a projectio and if he would get power in congress you don't know what other policiless would come in place. hard to predict. >> you don't know how much taxings he would raise on the so-call would rich. what have we got after four years of runnning up the debt from 6 trillion to cane.2 trillion >> eric: unemployment rate close to 8 percent x. economy growing less than two percent a year and that is five and half trillion in extra debt. these are not happy times for america's finances. >> gretchen: it is always happier for us when you top by and happier on the fox business network. you need to show teeth look at your >> okay. british teeth, are you crazy in >> eric: one state ready to give illegal immigrants tuition. and who is paying for it? the legall students. is that fair? >> gretchen: big winners in country m
from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job gains. [applause] from higher taxes to higher take-home pay. that's change. [cheers and applause] this is why i'm running for president. i know how to change the course that the country's on. how to get us to a balanced budget. how to build jobs and help raise take-home pay. accomplishing real change is something i just don't talk about, it's something i've done and what i'm going to do when i'm president of the united states with your help. [cheers and applause] and so to people across america, if you believe we can do better, if you believe america should be on a better course, if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. [cheers and applause] now i know, i know that when i'm elected the economy and the american job market will still be stagnant, but i won't waste anytime complaining about my predecessor. [cheers and applause] i won't spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation that is unrelated to economic growth. from day one i will
reaction from the head of the nation's largest staffing firm. dennis: the tax man extending the deadline for businesses that file returns on payroll and excise taxes. cheryl: let's look at how the world currencies are faring against the u.s. dollar. the euro, not a lot of movement. the canadian dollar and the peso minimum movement in the currency market. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. at your local i'i invest in what i know. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a world bursting with opportunities. india, china, brazil, ishares, small-caps, large-caps, ishares. industrials. low cost. every dollar counts. ishares. income. dividends. bonds. i like bonds. ishares. commodities. diversification. choices. my own idea
're afraid to go after medicare, medicaid and social security and defense spending and reform taxes to bring more revenue to the federal government, you have to rely on the 11%, 12% of the federal government that is discretionary. so what do you end up doing? since you're not going to tell the truth about having to cut medicare, medicaid, social security, defense spending, you know, reforming the tax code to bring in more revenue to the federal government, you've got to go after fema, which actually fema's not driving us into debt, look at the numbers. you've got to go after big bird, big bird's not driving us into debt, go after -- >> not going after the firefighters -- >> you've got to go where the money is. you rob the banks because that's where the money is. if you want to save america, you have to go where the money is. that's health care, that's medicare, medicaid, social security. you've got to reform them in a way. and i'm not saying voucher systems, this is about math. you've got to reform them in a way that would save those systems, save this country. and then you got to go after d
three people inside. one lawmaker is balking at the idea of spending your tax dollars there. steve king is a republican congressman from landlocked iowa, a fiscal conservative who often rails against spending. in fact, he gained prominence for opposing federal aid for victims of hurricane katrina. he says that can teach us lessons now. >> i want to get them resources to lift them out of this water and the sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the east coast and especially in the northeast. but not one big check, because they send it on gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of in addition to what was necessary. >> representative king said that during a debate. his democratic opponent seized on his comment in the final debate before tuesday's election called king's words, quote, heartless. >>> president obama back on the campaign trail, but still following efforts of superstorm sandy, spending wednesday afternoon with new jersey governor chris christie. the two saw devastated areas from the air on marine one and met with people in the oceanside city,
of the government it is so above the fray and ho y holy. they are operating with tax paid infrastructure that is used for telecommunications. we paid for this. host: i'm going to clarify because i don't want people to get the wrong impression because we don't receive any government money at c-span. c-span is brought to you by your cable companies, public service. your cable bill a few pennies every month so we don't receive direct compensation from the federal government. i want to make sure that is clear. we have been talking about money and economic impact of this sto storm. hurricane sandy typified a stimulus. judging from the reports by the u.s. economy it continued to grow but judging from the big crowds heading for home depot, lowe's, costco in the eastern u.s. the economy is booming. with reconstruction and other elements of this could provide some economic stimulus. on the screen we can put up the c-span board of directors and you can find all of that information on our website. c-span.org if you are interesting after hearing what that caller had to say. those are the people serv
've suggested they're open to it, is some sort of extension not to the payroll tax cut, but something like that. and, actually, just from the economics -- >> which is the only thing that republicans liked over the sum from the american jobs act. >> that's a good point. that's a correct point, thomas. and, look, as an economist, and i've heard economists of all strikes agree with what i'm about to say. that's actually 120 billion of stimulus. to take that out of the 2013 economy in my view would not be positive for growth. >> my big thanks to our mega power panel for the day. jared bernstein, susan, dana, a big thanks to all of you. >> thank you. >>> starting this weekend, take a peek at this. it's in the process, we turn rockefeller plaza into democracy plaza. it's interactive. we have lots of historic information down there. come down with your kids. i'll be broadcasting live from there on monday. did you know that? no. you see, you learn something every day on this show. msnbc colleagues will be out there every day broadcasting live, so we ask you to come down. >> this is a movie set. we've b
. the tax is down by nearly 1/2 of 1 -- the dax is down by nearly 1/2 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 is losing by nearly one-fourth -- by nearly 1%. >> thank you for that update from the frankfurt stock exchange. do not go away. we will be back with lots more after a short break. >> welcome back. the race for the white house is in its final stretch. both candidates are working on the final push of their campaigns. energy independence has been a big topic. >> president obama wants to see more in the way of clean energy and renewable. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says if he is elected he will pursue a sharp increase in the production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and off the u.s. east coast. >> that would affect the residents of louisiana. energy policy is always on their minds after hurricane katrina and the bp oil disaster of 2010. that still has not changed their minds about wanting cheap sources of power. >> dean blanchard is known as the shrimp king of louisiana. he drives around barataria bay at high speed. and though it is hard to tell, things have slowed down f
when people say why it is that they pay taxes and why they have a government. fema was so broken and so dysfunctional back in the days of heck of a job brownie and the miserable way that we failed to protect and respond and help our citizens in new orleans to recover and under president obama, actually in a much improved fema and honestly, you know what, the republican senators say the same thing and i'm glad that they are saying it in the face of this storm. the truth is that the public safety, emergency preparedness should be nonpartisan and there are certain things that we have to be able to find a way to afford to do and protecting the public in the face of big emergencies is one of them. so it's been really inspiring to see the way that men and women have come together in our state, our national guard and our friends from colleagues from fema and crews and fast water rescue teams from states like south carolina and texas. this is a moment when we put aside the politics and focus on protecting life. >> well, it looks like we're getting landfall right now in the state of delaware. wh
. that's basically what he's saying now. >> grover norquist is the no tax guy, made clear that the right wing of the party expects to call the shots. this is brazen, but let's listen to what was said and romney never opposed what he heard here. >> focus on electing the most conservative republican who can win in each house seat, and the most conservative republican who can win in each senate seat, and then pick a republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the united states. >> now, he's backing romney. romney signed the pledge for this guy. doesn't he ever call him out and say, you just made a fool out of me? you said i'm just going to be a robot. he never complains. >> no, he hasn't complained. >> he wanted norquist to believe he was going to be the guy with the pen. >> exactly. so you guys just pass it and i will sign it. now, would there come a point when mitt romney would actually challenge the right wing -- the far right wing of the party? there has not been a moment like that, not even remotely in this campaign. if you can remember one -- >> shanno
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